Guitar in London Series 9th June2019-04-26T22:02:01+00:00

Guitar in London

During 2019 we present young talent as well as more established guitarists from around the world, including many UK debuts as well as premieres of new commissioned work. The venue is the beautiful, intimate Cervantes Theatre located in an exciting, rapidly developing part of London, south of the river.

Tom Kerstens, Artistic Director IGF

Next Concert

Sunday 9th June – 3pm



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russia,1840-1893)
(arr. Roland Dyens)
Barcarolle ‘June’ (from ‘The Seasons’)

Francisco Tárrega (Spain, 1852-1909)
Vals “Las dos Hermanitas”
Estudio Brillante

Dusan Bogdanovic (Serbia, b. 1955)
Sonata (1978)
I Allegro ritmico
II Adagio Espressivo
III Un poco tenebroso
IV Allegro molto

Giulio Regondi (Switzerland/UK, 1822-1872)
Introduction et Caprice, Op. 23

Daniela Rossi is an exciting classical guitarist from Argentina. She studied at the Conservatory of Bahía Blanca, her hometown, where she graduated in 2006. Since then she has studied with many leading guitarists and teachers worldwide, including Paolo Pegoraro, Adriano del Sal Eduardo Isaac, Victor Villadangos, and Graham Devine. Based in Cambridge, UK, Daniela performs regularly in Latin America, Europe and the UK in solo, duet and small ensemble recitals. She has played at many important festivals. Her orchestral debut was at the age of 21 in Mexico, performing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo. Daniela is comfortable with music from all periods and is particularly interested in the music of Romantic composer Giulio Regondi, having explored his language in depth over the last few years including recording a CD featuring his works. Daniela has won numerous awards and prizes across South America and Europe, including winning the London International Guitar Competition (2015), second prize in the Heinsberg Guitar Competition, Germany (2017), and first prize in the XXXVI Luis Sigall International Music Competition, Chile (2009).

DUO NIHZ (Netherlands)

Traditional arr. Bobby Rootveld
Chassidic Dances

Traditional arr. Bobby Rootveld
Bubbe’s Klezmer Cooking Mix

Nikita Koshkin

Carlo Domeniconi arr. Bobby Rootveld
Circus Music

Hans Christiann Lumbye arr. Bobby Rootveld
Champagne Galop

*Dedicated to Duo NIHZ
All arrangements by Duo NIHZ
Bobby Rootveld plays Savarez Strings & Sergey Samoilov Guitar

Bobby Rootveld (guitar and vocals) and Sanna van Elst (recorders and vocals) formed Duo NIHZ in 2001. This Dutch duo is currently based in Germany. Next to the traditional classical repertoire Duo NIHZ specialises in Klezmer, Yiddish songs, comedy and Theatre, contemporary music and music composed during the Shoah. Many composers have dedicated works to Duo NIHZ, including Nikita Koshkin, Richard Vaughan, Daniel Akiva, Annette Kruisbrink, Gianmartino, Maria Durighello and Louis Ignatius Gall. Since 2001 Duo NIHZ have performed over 1500 concerts all over the world. Every year the duo releases at least one new CD or DVD. In January 2011 Duo NIHZ opened its own concert hall in Nordhorn, Germany. Kulturhaus NIHZ ( contains Europe’s biggest classical guitar library and research archive including sheet-music, CDs and LPs. Kulturhaus NIHZ also hosts several music festivals. Bobby Rootveld is also the founder and executive producer of record label Samsong Productions.

Upcoming concerts in the series:

  • 22nd September

  • 13th October

  • 24th November

The Venue

Cervantes Theatre
Arch 26, Old Union Arches,
229 Union Street,
London SE1 0LR

TICKETS: on the door and at
General: £12 Concessions: £10
18 and under: free


How to get there:

3 minute walk (2 minutes if you’re running late!) from Southwark tube station (Jubilee line)
9 minute walk from Borough tube station (Northern line)
14 minute walk from Elephant & Castle tube station (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
12 minute walk from Blackfriars (Circle and District lines)
14 minute walk from Waterloo tube station (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines)
6 minute walk from Waterloo East (Southeastern)
12 minute walk from Waterloo rail station (South West trains)
12 minute walk from Blackfriars (Southeastern and Thameslink)
14 minute walk from Elephant & Castle (Southeastern and Thameslink)
3 minute walk from the Southwark Station bus stop, served by numbers 45, 63, 100, N63 and N89


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